GreenJackets end season on low note

RiverDogs 7, GreenJackets 1

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 4:15 PM
Last updated 10:20 PM
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In a season full of highs and lows, this one ended on one of the lowest.

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Charleston's Code Grice beats the pickoff throw to Augusta first baseman Garrett Buechele on Monday.  ZACH BOYDEN-HOLMES/STAFF
ZACH BOYDEN-HOLMES/STAFF
Charleston's Code Grice beats the pickoff throw to Augusta first baseman Garrett Buechele on Monday.

The Augusta GreenJackets were out-hit 14-3 Monday afternoon in a 7-1 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs that wrapped up the 2012 campaign with Augusta’s first losing season in eight years.

The GreenJackets (37-33, 69-70 overall) were swept in the final four-game series.

“I’m 50/50 right now. It was a good season,” manager Lipso Nava said. “I would have liked to finish with a winning record, but you can’t judge how we did by just one game or one series.”

Augusta starter Paul Davis (6-8) was no match for the Charleston bats led by Dante Bichette Jr. and his 3 for 4 performance.

After Cito Culver opened the game with a strikeout, the next five RiverDogs batters recorded hits for a 3-0 lead through one inning.

Casey McGehee’s second hit of the game extended the lead to 4-0 in the second inning.

Davis was pulled after giving up six runs, four earned, on 11 hits and a walk over six innings. He lost for the fourth time in six starts.

Charleston starter Bryan Mitchell (9-11) no-hit the GreenJackets the first time through the order and allowed just one hit in six shutout innings. He walked none, hit two batters and struck out six.

The GreenJackets finally pushed across their lone run in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out RBI single from Elliott Blair that scored Devin Harris.

The GreenJackets finished the second half of the season in third place in the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division standings, eight games behind Rome.

“It can be difficult to play these meaningless games,” Nava said. “This was a learning experience for them. This is their job and this is what they get paid to do, so you can’t give up.”

The GreenJackets finished one game under .500, marking the first time Augusta has posted a losing season since becoming a San Francisco Giants affiliate in 2005.

CHARLESTON 7, AUGUSTA 1

PLAY OF THE GAME: Dante Bichette Jr. went 3 for 4, including a double that highlighted a three-run first.

STAR OF THE GAME: Charleston starter Bryan Mitchell, who lasted just one inning in his last outing in Augusta, allowed only an infield single over six shutout innings for his second win in a row.

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blues550
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blues550 09/03/12 - 05:09 pm
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Bombers

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Yankees team wins!!!!!

augsf
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augsf 09/03/12 - 05:51 pm
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Thanks

Billy,

Thanks for the coverage throughout the year.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/04/12 - 10:01 am
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Its the old stadium

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Bad vibes, bad Karma.

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